Yes I did coin the phrase from Disney’s Frozen but it just seems like a perfectly appropriate title for the current circumstances! LOL.
All I can say is WOW. What a crazy couple weeks.
To top off everything else going on we just had an earthquake a few hours ago.
My stomach is still in knots.
At first I thought I was just shaking from my out of control coffee addiction 😉 but NOPE I wasn’t going crazy after all!
Sitting here right now my heart has so much it longs to say. So much truth its craving to speak out. However, as always my mind ceases to sit still long enough to even think up the words to type out.
Fear, doubt and worry creep in. The what if’s, the unknowns.
Truth be told-there are no unknowns for those who love God.
We may not know what may happen along the way but we do know the outcome.
Our happily ever after.
And yes, for those of us who are God’s children- in the end we will have ours.
Lately I feel like a small child sitting in class. Eyes focused on the teacher. Boom, Boom (the phrase my daughter’s teacher uses and has caught on quickly in our family, LOL!) on the edge of the seat. Curious and eager to learn. (You know before you hit middle school and think you know everything-that’s what I was like before!) But God has really been working on my heart. Showing me the things I need to work on. Things I can’t control. Things I have yet to learn. To trust him with.
There’s that word again.
It sounds so easy. It should be easy. But it’s still something I am working on every single day.
And now it’s more important to focus on than ever.
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” Psalm 28:7 (ESV)
When we are placing our trust in Christ he instills in us a peace.
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety”. Psalm 4:8 (NIV)
We have no control once so ever over our safety. Our health. Or our loved one’s. ONLY God can keep us safe.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14: 27 (NIV)
God can calm our troubled hearts and alleviate our deepest fears. The world offers temporary peace but Christ offers a peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). is an ever present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1), and will never leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6).
When we put our trust in the Lord we are not only obeying him but we are also lightening our load. We are redirecting our focus on him. Reminding ourselves that he is in control. The God of the universe. We can trust him. And no matter what happens. No matter what. We will be okay because we put our trust in him and him alone.
So even though this new territory may feel unknown the truth of the matter is we know exactly where we are are going, who is directing our steps and who works everything out together for our good because we love him!
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we navigate this new territory please help us to remember we are not alone. Please be with us and keep each one of us safe and healthy. Father please help us to keep our eyes focused on you. To place our trust in you. You are always in control. The rain doesn’t fall and the earth doesn’t quake without you knowing. Help us to place our worries, our fears and our anxieties in your hands Lord. Thank you for each breath you place in our lungs and every heartbeat that beats. For as long as we are breathing each breath, you have a purpose for our lives. Please Lord, help us to allow you to use us according to your will, especially in trying times. Thank you for all you do. For keeping us safe. For never leaving us Father. We love you and praise you in all things.
In your precious name we pray,
Prayers, Hugs and Blessings to all!